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Seahawks fullback has torn Achilles, headed for surgery

Brandon Cottom

Seattle Seahawks’ Brandon Cottom runs through a drill at an NFL football practice Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


Further testing revealed that Seahawks fullback Brandon Cottom tore his Achilles tendon in practice Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported.

The report said Cottom will undergo surgery Tuesday and miss the 2016 season.

Though the Seahawks list Cottom as a tight end, he’d been working as the team’s No. 1 fullback in training camp.

Cottom, 23, was placed on injured reserve by the Seahawks last summer and cut with an injury settlement. He later returned to the team’s practice squad and signed a futures deal after the season.